Thoroughly updated through the 2020 election, Janda/Berry/Goldman/Schildkraut/Manna's THE CHALLENGE OF DEMOCRACY: AMERICAN GOVERNMENT IN GLOBAL POLITICS, 15th edition, explores how the clash of values surrounding freedom, order and equality characterize U.S. politics. It illustrates tensions between majoritarian and pluralist views of democracy across the political landscape and examines how U.S. political institutions and outputs compare to those in other countries. It also highlights the fragility of American democracy. New coverage includes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy, the rise of fake news, the impeachment of President Trump, the impact of social media on political activity and democratic discourse, gun control, immigration politics, education policy, and more. Also available, the MindTap digital learning solution includes an interactive ebook, self-assessment tools and more.